Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here's a couple of pictures of us rehearsing Saturday's Rococo concert. 8PM, Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Details here. Rococo is sometimes a dirty word in classical music and the music is pooh-poohed, but I am really enjoying this concert. The composers' names are not very well known. Porro has his own Wikipedia page. Merchi is talked about in James Tyler's book on the early guitar which is here on Google Books. That book also says that Chabran was a guitar teacher as well as a violinist, so he probably wouldn't have minded the guitar accompanying his sonata. That's why the cat can hang out inside the unused harpsichord.

Canzonetta – Un jour sur la coudrette Pierre Porro (1750-1831)
Ariette – Voyez dans les vergers Francesco Alberti
Romance - Au fond d’un bois Solitaire Giacomo Merchi (1730-aft.1789)
Sonate in D Maj Pietro Nardini (1722-1793)
La Plainte de Fabian – En vain j’adresse Porro
Pour Jeanette Merchi
La Serenade – Astre des nuits Porro


Me promeant du Logis Merchi
Quel tourment Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)
Sonate in G Major Charles Chabran (fl 1752–1785)
Le Quittance Mutuelle – Charmante Iris Merchi
Le Saule du Malheureux – Charmant valon Porro

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